Comedian Wanda Sykes and CNN anchor Don Lemon spoke when the NAACP held their first ever LGBT panel and townhouse meeting during their 102d National Convention. Both stressed the importance of the church in the black community–and how praying away the gay just didn’t work.

This video was shot and edited by Renee Sotile and Mary Jo Godges from Traipsing Thru Films for LGBT POV and Frontiers In LA. LGBT POV will have more coverage of the convention in the coming days.

 

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Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.